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USS South Carolina

USS South Carolina Hull

Laid down in 1906, the USS South Carolina and USS Michigan were the U.S. Navy’s first entries into the new “Dreadnought” battleship era. They sported an innovation eventually copied by all other battleship building nations, that of having all main armament turrets on the centerline instead of the having the unwieldy “wing” turret arrangement used in foreign navies.

Our fiberglass South Carolina kit contains a one piece fiberglass hull, plywood decks, balsa and Silkspan sheeting, rudder, two shafts and stuffing tubes, pre-formed superstructure blocks, molded turrets, stacks, full size rolled plans, and complete assembly instructions.The parts needed to complete this kit would be the addition of your own cage masts.  USS South Carolina / USS Michigan are available as a semi-complete fiberglass kit and as a hull only.


Ship Information
Class: Battleship
Laid Down: December 18, 1906
Launched: July 11, 1908
Commissioned: March 1, 1910
Demilitarized: January 12, 1924

Model Specifications
Length: 37.75 inches
Beam: 6.66 inches
Ship Speed (original): 18.5 knots

Recommended Accessories
Hardware: Email Strike Models
Cannon System: BBSYST-3A
CO2 Supply: BOTTLE-3.5 or ADAPTER-56 with CAPSULE-56
CO2 Regulator: REGU-LITE-140
Bilge Pump: PUMP-S1
Radio System: 4 channels minimum, 5 or 6 preferred
Battery Supply: (1) 6 volt, 10 amp hour

Skills Required
Building: Intermediate. Recommended for anyone with moderate R/C building skills.
Battling: Intermediate.

Class Sisters:
USS South Carolina BB-26
USS Michigan BB-27